Harold Budd, American avant-garde minimalist composer, has died, aged 84.
News of the influential artist’s passing was confirmed on Facebook yesterday by close collaborator Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins, who wrote: “It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Harold Budd. Rest in peace, poet of the piano.”
Dutch producer Subp Yao will release his new album. ‘Infra Aqual’, this month on Prague label YUKU.
Set for release on 20th November, the album is a deep dive into UK soundsystem forms, half-time bass pressure and lucid electronics. Inspired by the world found beneath the ocean, it’s an expansive, enveloping 13-track collection featuring collaborations with Jamaican vocalist Warrior Queen and dOOp.
Auntie Flo is launching a 24-hour radio station named Ambient Flo, aimed at improving sleep, focus and relaxation.
The Scottish DJ, real name Brian D'Souza, recently trained in sound therapy and is hoping to transmit the knowledge he's gained onto his listeners.
Each month, over 300 tracks will be chosen from the realms of ambient, fourth world and transcendental music, hand-selected by Flo in a bid to stand against streaming algorithms.
Swedish duo Gidge will release their new album, ‘New Light’, via Dutch label Atomnation next month.
Set for release on 6th November, the nine track album finds the Umeå pair pushing their cinematic sound to new heights. Producing music together for over half a decade now, Gidge have honed a sound rooted in the Swedish landscape, using recordings of nature to inform their expansive, often ethereal, style. Fans of Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens will find plenty to love in their work.